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I IRELAND. There seems no abatement of the distress and destitu- tion of the peasantry. The accounts from all parts we continue to receive are as appalling as ever. We select the following, as affording a good idea of the melancholy state of things which still | revails :â The Gal way papers state that letters from Connernara mention details of woe almost unparalleled. In Clifden, the population are fast dying away for want of food- many are hurried to their early graves from utter des- titution, without the ceremony of a funeral, and frequently without the covering of a coffin, and the clergy are incessantly employed in administering the consolations of religion to those who are falling victims to the ravages of famine. In the village of Glann, westward of Oughterard by about two miles, in one wretched cabin, ten human beings, constituting an en tire family, lie dead in one heap of rottenness and putrefaction. In the county of Cork the most appalling scenes are to be winessed on all sides. The Cork Reporter of Saturday contains the following statement from its correspondent in the district of Bantry" Mothers bearing dead children in their arms are everywhere to be seen, and those who follow them are often compelled to eat grass to satisfy the cravings of the hunger that gnaws their vitals. As an example of the rapidity with which death stalks through the land, it may be stated that during the last ten days the Ilev. Messrs. Freeman and Begley visited and prepared for death no less than forty-two, thirty-five of whom were in the utmost state of des- titution, and of that number twenty-eight diedâtwenty- the of absolute starvation. That number did not include the deaths in the workhouse, which have been unprecedented in extent, notwithstanding the exertions of the board of guardians. Scarcely an hour elapses without some of the population and children dropping and sinking into the grave, after suffering the pangs of hunger for four or five days. Many die on the mountains, uncared for and unheeded. In the city of Cork, on Saturday last, a crowd of starving labourers paraded through the streets, but some of the ringleaders having been arrested while endeavouring to force an entrance into a shop, the remainder dispersed without committing any outrage. The Sligo Champion contains the following alarming statement Fever is still on the increase the deaths in the poor-house are most numerous, and almost all the persons who have died were carried off either by typhus fever or dysentery. There are at present four hundred on the sick-list in the poor-house, or one-third of all the inmates. This is really alarming, and from the great increase of fever in the town we fear a plague will ensue." From all parts of the county of Galway the most harrowing accounts have been received, and deaths from starvation are increasing. The Tuam Herald states that five inquests were held from the 16th to the 21st inst., and in each case the verdict was, Died by starvation." From some of the counties of Ulster the accounts are quite as bad as from the south or west. The JIayo Constitution gives an account of twenty coroners' inquests in that neighbourhood, all held within a few days, on poor persons who had been in great dis- tress, and in each case a verdict of Died by Starvation" was returned. A sanguinary outrage was committed in Tipperary last week, for discovering the perpetrators of which the Lord Lieutenant has offered a reward of £ 100. The following is the account:- On the 21st inst., at nine o'clock, A.M., as Mr. Edward Wayland, pay clcrk under the Board of Public Works, was proceeding on an outside car, escorted by sub- constables William Crowly and Roger Fogarty of Dundrum station, to pay the labourers employed on the public works at Moturough, a party of six or seven men, armed with guns, and having their faces blackened, suddenly presented themselves from behind a gate- way, on the townland of Ballybrack, parish of Kil- patrick, county of Tipperary, and fired four shots, by one of which sub-constable Crowly was killed instantaneously. Alarm is already excited as to the next year's potato crop. A gentleman in the county of Cork planted some sound potatoes of the red sort, in a hot bed, about three months since. On examination, the tubers, which, by the forced growth, had leached some maturity, were found to have all the signs of last year's disease. On the other hand, however, farmers having large pits, on examination have found them perfectly sound, and equal in quality to those of former years. It was scarcely to be expected that the Government propositions would please all the Irish interests-least of all those connected with the distilling trade, a branch of commerce that must be seriously affected by the reduction of the duties on rum. A meeting of the Dublin distillers was held on Monday afternoon, Sir John Power in the chair, when resolutions were adopted in condemnation of that part of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's scheme. There has been a manifest decline of prices in the corn markets throughout the country during the last few days. The Marquis of Londonderry, in reply to the circular issued by Lord Sligo, most unequivocally expresses his dissent from the project of forming an Irish party, for the purpose of watching over Irish interests in the Imperial Parliament. Looking to the discordant mate- rials of which such a party must be composed, and embracing, as it does, men of the most adverse political opinions, his lordship conceives that the experiment would prove to be a total failure. I








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